A Cloud Named Joleen
Joleen is a beautiful but sad little cloud. She longs to have friends. She has travelled around the world to many special places. But whenever she finds children playing, they shoo her away. Who wants a cloud hanging around when you just want to have fun? Joleen goes to her mother and father upset that she has no friends, but her father reminds her that clouds have a special purpose. Joleen needs to remember that and be proud of who she is. Thinking on her father’s words, Joleen comes to understand that it is more important to be who you are than spend time worrying about what others think of you. Just being yourself can make you stronger than you ever imagined!
'This book left me thunderstruck'
— The Stratus-upon-Avon Weekly
'Definitely did NOT rain on my parade... Bravo!'
— The Cirrus Voice
'Made me want to stop chasing storms and just give them a big hug!'
—The Cumulonimbus Observer
'Made me love Joleen even more!'
— Dolly Partonimbus
A Cloud Named Joleen is Adrian Hawaleshka’s second children’s picture book. His debut book, The Chair by the Side of the Road was nominated for the Manitoba Book Awards in two categories: McNally Books for Young People Award (Younger Category) and the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards (Children's Books/Graphic Novel Category). Adrian is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hawalshka lives in Winnipeg with his wife and their young son.
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